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Today's Features

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension Service
    Brunswick County Center

  • It can be expensive to keep purchasing plants for empty spots in the landscape. I just happen to be fond of perennials, which is a huge benefit because they can be divided to make more plants for vacant locations in the garden.
    When dividing perennials, timing and technique are important. Perennial plants are healthiest and most productive when they are young and have room to spread. Here are a few techniques to follow when dividing perennials in your garden:

  • Brunswick Plantation Ladies Golf Association sponsored a number of charity events in 2011 to benefit the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Closer to Home Capital Campaign for a new Brunswick County LifeCare Center, raising $38,000 through various charity events, co-chaired by Mary Helen Naecker and Evelyn Claus.

  • Since I’m quite a fan of crepes, I enjoy making dessert crepes stuffed with lemon soufflé and other types of fruit fillings and then dusted with powdered sugar.
    I’ve also had good success with the classic Crepe Suzette, which is nothing more than dessert crepes bathed in an orange-flavored sauce and then, for dramatic flare, flamed with a little Grand Marnier or Cointreau liqueur. The original recipe is from “Great Cooking” by the editors of Time-Life Books, but along the way, I’ve tweaked them just a bit.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 24: Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, Italian bread, orange juice, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Tuesday, Oct. 25: Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Oct. 26: Sliced roast beef/au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

  • Bark at the Beach set for Oct. 29
    Tails are starting to wag for the fifth annual Bark at the Beach dog-walking event set to kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Holden Beach.
    Part pet parade and part leisurely Saturday stroll, the event in conjunction with the Festival by the Sea parade will be preceded by registration at 8:30 a.m. Participants should meet in the Food Lion parking lot at 9 a.m.
    Stops for rest and water will be provided along the way. A float will also be provided to ride for those who may need a little help.

  • She didn’t look stressed. Not a bit anxious or even nonplussed. She was a cat, after all. But I was convinced stress was the cause of this kitty’s conundrum.
    Camo (because she was brown, tan and white) looked quite peaceful as I completed my exam. She had been brought to my office because she was chewing the fur off of her stomach.

  • SUPPLY—Paula Deen breezed into Brunswick County this past Saturday, charming locals and out-of-towners as the Georgia-born cooking star took part in a scholarship fundraiser for Brunswick Community College.

    “Hello, y’all,” the Food Network star greeted upon entering a $500-per-person VIP luncheon in the Virginia Williamson Event Center of Odell Williamson Auditorium, attended by a limited guest group of 60.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Promptly at noon Sunday, festival-goers stood in judgment as they lined up to sample eight creative concoctions at the annual oyster stew cook-off at the North Carolina Oyster Festival.

    Set up beneath a tent were eight competing restaurants and chefs stirring up their respective stews. The competition was hot—and possibly spicy, with a variety of ingredients complementing one shared, central component at the annual festival—delectable oysters.

  •  SUPPLY/SHALLOTTE—No, it wasn’t your imagination. A man dressed as Jesus was walking down N.C. 130 on Tuesday.

    Drivers on N.C. 130 from Supply to Shallotte had to slow as three men dressed as Biblical figures walked more than 5 miles to raise awareness for the upcoming Men at the Cross conference and prayer event.